Photo courtesy Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.

Photo courtesy Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.

A Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) civilian member of CFB Esquimalt has been charged for drug-related offences from an investigation that began last year.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged Noah William Currie with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking under a section of the controlled drugs and substances act.

The defence department says the charges relate to alleged possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine and Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDMA) in September 2017 at or near CFB Esquimalt.

Investigators says Currie was in the area of a residential housing unit at the time of the offence and is currently in prison for other crimes investigated by another police service.

Officials say the investigation started in June 2017 after a third-party complaint about a member allegedly trafficking methamphetamine at a residence in Victoria.

CAF says a member was arrested Jan. 8 following a search warrant.

“Activities such as the possession and trafficking of illegal drugs are extremely damaging to the health and welfare of our community, and will not be tolerated,” CFNIS Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Cadman said in a release.

“These charges reflect our ongoing commitment to conduct professional national-level drug enforcement investigations in order to ensure those responsible are brought to justice and maintain a safe and secure environment for all CAF personnel.”